“I asked why the property could not just be returned to the school board,” Judge Porter wrote of the shed and trailer, “but apparently that is not an available option due to ongoing issues between the school board and (the business owner).”
Newhook was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,839, and the amount must be paid by Aug. 1, 2019.
He will also serve a oneyear probation period and pay a victim surcharge of $400.
In conclusion Judge Porter wrote, “The accused was convicted of fraud by dishonest deprivation of the shed and trailer. That, and having the employees of the school board depot perform work on Walsh’s pickup truck, also resulted in a conviction for breach of trust. The accused was terminated from the position, and ordered to pay an agreed amount in restitution.”